Scenic Hudson and Dutchess County have acquired a rail corridor that will enable the creation of a trail in Poughkeepsie, linking the city and town.
It’s the first step in creating a trail that that will connect Poughkeepsie’s Northside neighborhoods to one another and other resources in the city and town. It will provide future connections to the Dutchess Rail Trail and the forthcoming Empire State Trail. Scenic Hudson funded the acquisition of 2.7 miles of a former rail corridor that passes through residential and commercial neighborhoods, as well as alongside Marist College, before ending near the Hudson River. In July, the Dutchess County Legislature voted unanimously to assume ownership of the corridor and to develop and maintain the new rail trail.